As a not-for-profit organization, we heavily rely on our fundraising initiatives to keep our fantastic school open for the children, year over year. The efforts of our current families pay it forward future families that that will attend ABC.

As a member of ABC Nursery School, we ask that all families participate in our fundraising initiatives throughout the year so that we can continue to provide the necessary funding for operational needs, classroom supplies, books, replacement of toys, and fun class trips!

We understand that people’s availability varies and just as in the classroom, everyone comes to the table with different strengths and interests so we encourage you to get involved in a way that works best for you! No contribution is too big, or too small.

Whether that be making a financial contribution/donation, reaching out to local businesses for support during our silent auction, joining one of our exciting fundraising committees, selling tickets for our booze raffle or 50/50 draw or helping plan events such as our end-of-year party.

Our fundraising initiatives will vary in scale throughout the year, however, for your own planning purposes, please find an overview of our 2022/2023 fundraisers below. Details will be communicated at our quarterly AGMs as well as communicated in the monthly school newsletter.

Booze Raffle – September/October

World Cup 50/50 Draw – November/December

Community Event & Online Silent Auction – January/February/March

Boston Pizza Waterdown – June

Please support ABC with your next purchase through our ongoing fundraising partnerships below!

Scholastic Canada                                                                        SC

Scholastic Canada carries a great selection of books and materials at affordable prices. Please use the class code: RC147747 and ABC will receive a credit of 20% of your purchase to be applied to book purchases for the classroom.

Mabel’s Labels

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ABC Nursery School is part of an ongoing fundraiser with Mabel’s Labels. If you need identification labels for the upcoming school year (and beyond!) please purchase your Mabel’s Labels via the link below. By doing this your purchase will automatically be credited to the ABC Nursery School account in support of our terrific school. This link will be available for your purchases year round.  Visit website: and select Awesome Beginnings Co-operative Nursery School (Carlisle) from the school Drop Down menu.  Thank-you in advance for your support!

2022 Silent Auction Was a HUGE SUCCESS!!!


A Word from 2021/2022 President – Emily Sabourin

ABC Nursery pivoted to online fundraising efforts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given its success, we will continue to host an annual auction, partnering with organizations within the local community! For more details on our upcoming 2023 auction & free family skate this March, please check out our Silent Auction Page.


“The value of education cannot be overstated, and having raised kids in this community it’s important to see establishments like ABC Nursery School continue to thrive for the benefit of the kids and parents, our neighbours and friends!”

– Vickie Cooper, owner and broker for Vickie Cooper Realty Group Inc. and ABC Nursery Sponsor

“As a local business, Kent Carpentry, appreciates the continued support of our clients in Carlisle and the surrounding areas, and we strongly believe in paying it forward. As the parents of children who have attended ABC we know first hand what an incredible asset this program is to the preschoolers in our community. We are so thankful for ABC, as the school has been a safe haven where our children have learned to thrive amongst their peers, and the cooperative nature of the not-for-profit nursery school has encouraged our family and business to become more involved locally. The past couple of years have been trying and the nursery school has had to grow and adapt their fundraising efforts in response to pandemic constraints. Kent Carpentry is pleased to be in a position to act as a sponsor and hopes that with the support of the people and businesses in the area that ABC Nursery School will be able to keep its doors open for many years to come.”

– Lindsy Kent, owner Kent Carpentry & Construction, ABC Nursery Parent and Sponsor  

Awesome Beginnings Co-operative Nursery School – 1496 Centre Road, Carlisle, ON L0R 1H2
General Inquiries: 905-689-2307  | Registration: 905-689-2307
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